iCare and the Cloud

It is evident that cloud-based software is here to stay. Computer application usage is becoming a utility, similar to electricity and with computer networks having finally caught-up with computer processors, it’s easier and cheaper than ever to securely move systems to the cloud without sacrificing speed or functionality. So why is the Healthcare sector, taking the opposite approach? Hospitals are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to “upgrade” IT infrastructure in order to cash-in on government incentives and insure full Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. But, are they really upgrading?

The answer is a resounding, NO. Overspending on decades-old architecture and deploying with an “installed” or “hosted” model where the hospital or vendor maintains hardware and software is something that corporate America is simply not doing anymore.   Hosted software, while it alleviates the need for the hospital to maintain the infrastructure, does not solve the fundamental problem.  “Installed” and “Hosted” software is inflexible and actually creates a negative value gap.

Over time, the gap between the Electronic Health Record and the actual hospital requirements is growing and the hospital receives less and less value from the EHR investment. Think Meaningful Use, HIPAA, IDC-9 & 10.  This is why applications get replaced or sunset – because they no longer meet your needs.
Cloud-based products like iCare have solved this issue by offering a fully configurable application that changes with customer needs.  How?  Because we give our customers the ability to change the product without costly services.   This is only possible with a true cloud, multi-tenant product.
  • No down time
  • No hidden costs
  • No programming
  • Doesn’t affect upgrades or support

The Negative Value GapThe Enterprise Cloud EHR from iCare is an enterprise-class, Internet-optimized Electronic Health Record platform that’s changing the rules of mission-critical infrastructure. This powerful cloud platform provides fully integrated EHR technology at a fraction of the price of installed traditional software. Current enterprise-class EHR systems are built on outdated architectures, which require a large allocation of resources, for implementation, custom